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Glassring Ring, 1986

This is a Ring. It was designed by Herman Hermsen. It is dated 1986 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is silver, glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Hermsen experimented with alternative ways to incorporate fine stones/pearls into jewelry, to be a main element rather than a decorative feature. As a result, he designed faceted glass stones to meet his need. This ring has a T-shaped post that fits between the fingers and a large stone, without which the ring would not be wearable.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 3 × 3.6 × 3.5 cm (1 3/16 × 1 7/16 × 1 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

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Cite this object as

Glassring Ring, 1986; Designed by Herman Hermsen (Dutch, b. 1953); silver, glass; H x W x D: 3 × 3.6 × 3.5 cm (1 3/16 × 1 7/16 × 1 3/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-43

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Lewin Collection.

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